Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 30th Mar 2004 19:13 UTC
Gifts, Contests, Easter Eggs This is a reminder for our 'Xandros Business Desktop 2.0 competition'. We only had 8 entries so far, so there is a huge chance that you will be able to win this prize (valued at $129 USD). The competition ends on Wednesday night (PST time), so if you would like to get so close on winning an online competition as never before, read here on how to enter the competition.
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My 2 cents
by Mr. Banned on Tue 30th Mar 2004 19:25 UTC

I've wrote an article for this site before, and the experience was nice... I've considered writing more, but my time hasn't really allowed me to pursue this (too many projects, not enough time).

With that said, I'm very surprised at the short length of time you're allowing people to submit articles for this contest.

A good article takes awhile to both research and write. I know that many readers here constantly slam the short, poorly written articles we see posted here - Not all the articles by any means, but the short one page "This is my experience installing [blah] on my machine" things wherein it's more an install diary than a well thought out article.

I'll bet that if you were to extend this contest, you'd get a lot better content than you will by running a "write me an article in less than a week and win a prize" contest.

In my experience, such "write it just to get it written" articles tend to not match up to well researched ones.

In other words, I'd be going for quality over quantity. Just filling the pages with fluff won't win any new converts, nor will it appease your detractors.

Again, just my 2 bits...